Luke 1:39-56 Bible in Basic English

Mary Visits Elisabeth

39  Then Mary got up and went quickly into the high lands, to a town of Judah; 40  And went into the house of Zacharias and took Elisabeth in her arms. 41  And when the voice of Mary came to the ears of Elisabeth, the baby made a sudden move inside her; then Elisabeth was full of the Holy Spirit, 42  And she said with a loud voice: May blessing be on you among women, and a blessing on the child of your body. 43  How is it that the mother of my Lord comes to me? 44  For, truly, when the sound of your voice came to my ears, the baby in my body made a sudden move for joy. 45  Happy will she be who had faith that the things which the Lord has said to her will be done. 46  And Mary said: My soul gives glory to God; 47  My spirit is glad in God my Saviour. 48  For he has had pity on his servant, though she is poor and lowly placed: and from this hour will all generations give witness to the blessing which has come to me. 49  For he who is strong has done great things for me; and holy is his name. 50  His mercy is for all generations in whom is the fear of him. 51  With his arm he has done acts of power; he has put to flight those who have pride in their hearts. 52  He has put down kings from their seats, lifting up on high the men of low degree. 53  Those who had no food he made full of good things; the men of wealth he sent away with nothing in their hands; 54  His help he has given to Israel, his servant, so that he might keep in mind his mercy to Abraham and his seed for ever, 55  As he gave his word to our fathers. 56  And Mary was with her for about three months and then went back to her house.


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